publication . Article . 2016

Transferring intermediate technologies to rural enterprises in developing economies: a conceptual framework

Deycy Janeth Sanchez Preciado; Björn Claes; Nicholas Theodorakopoulos;
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  • Published: 02 Apr 2016
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This paper integrates the contributions from different branches of the technology transfer literature to identify enablers driving the transfer of intermediate or appropriate technologies to recipients in rural areas of developing economies. An in-depth analysis of the literature shows that many enablers identified in the literature focus on high technology transfers and are of limited relevance in the context of rural enterprises. Other important enablers in this specific setting are ignored or insufficiently considered. This paper proposes a framework comprising a specific set of enablers that facilitates technology transfer in rural enterprises in developing ...
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free text keywords: Earth-Surface Processes, Geography, Planning and Development, Business, Developing country, Knowledge management, business.industry, Technology transfer, Rural area, Conceptual framework
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